David wrote Psalm 59 while he was being hunted by Saul’s men. During the first part of the Psalm, David is asking God to defend and deliver him. He then foretells the destruction of his enemies and gives God glory. Even in some really scary situations, David never loses sight of who God is and where he should be directing his praise. Without God, David would be nothing, and David knows that well. God is the source of his strength and his sustainer.
Speaking of God’s strength in this Psalm, John Calvin explained, “God has the strength of the wicked in his hands, to curb and to restrain it, and to show that any power of which they boast is vain and fallacious. His own people, on the other hand, he supports and secures against the possibility of falling, by supplies of strength from himself.”
God supports us and prevents us from falling. He is our source of strength, and through him we will live in victory.
“But I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress. O my Strength, I will sing praises to you, for you, O God, are my fortress, the God who shows me steadfast love.”Psalm 59:16-17
I love verses 16 and 17 because they are encouraging during times when I feel too weak. They are a reminder that God will protect me, he’ll love me, and he’ll give me the strength to make it through the hardest moments in life.
God is our strength.
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